Questions tagged [editing]

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Unable to suggest edit

I'm having a problem that from now on I'm not able to suggest edits to the Ask Ubuntu site. I'm pretty sure that the edits I have been made were relevant and I want to know whether some user is able ...
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Allow 2k+ users to suggest edits

Every now and then, a user is unsure about an edit they make. For the under 2k rep users, this is great. It goes to the review board and is dealt with. However, users above 2k aren't given this ...
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What to do with tag-only edits?

Here's the suggested edit in question. The OP was asking about security on a shared WiFi connecton. They had it tagged as 16.04, firefox, and security. An edit came up that only changed the tag 16....
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What is peer review?

What is peer review? I always see this quote on a statement after edit a post. And how much reputation user can do the peer review? This is the example: Thanks for your edit! This edit will be ...
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My question and answers are being changed without explanation by another user

I asked a question, and it got a lot of answers. Two of which were better than the others. Now, I believe both the question and the best answers are being stripped of essential details. I rolled back ...
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Edit question title or make new question?

I had a question that I asked about owncloud server 12.04. I recently had the person that answered the question review it and make sure it's relevant to 14.04.1. Should I edit this question, ...
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Is it "not done" to (drastically) change an answer that is already accepted or upvoted?

Sometimes you give an answer and it is accepted and / or upvoted. After some time, and growing insight, you feel you can make important improvements to some of those answers. However, the edit may ...
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Why is edit question feature unavailable?

I wanted to edit this question for giving some sanity to it, but saw that the Edit feature is seen disabled. Why is it so? N.B: I can edit other questions. Image: Edit feature is shown disabled (...
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Edit link Missing

I was going to edit a post and I just found out that "edit" Is missing from all questions Although the edit link works
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Need to edit the content of a constantly changing canonical question

After I flagged this canonical question: Is a clean install better than upgrading? to be locked to prevent it from being deleted after it had already received 3 delete votes, my flag was reviewed as ...
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HTML comments in posts

IS it acceptable to use HTML comments(<!--TEXT--!>) in posts as signals that can be seen by other editors in order to clarify info to future editors, but things that should not be shown on the post ...
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Why couldn't I edit question 79622?

I had wanted to edit this question to remove the signature in accordance with this policy (which has since been taken care of by zpletan). However, I was unable to do so. Since I only have 1,269 ...
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Is it right to edit an answer so that it's almost identical to an existing one?

Today I realized that someone had edited another person's answer so that it is now the same as my pre-existing answer. Jordanka's answer to this question was edited by another user (as you can see, ...
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Does "convert to edit" let moderators move comments?

When moderators convert an answer to and edit--which deletes the answer and places its content at the end of the question--do they have the ability to move the comments from that answer to the ...
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Notify a commentator of new information on the original question

How can I notify a user that placed a comment on my original question asking for extra information? This is because I once gave the extra information as a comment but it was placed on the original ...
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Edit conflicted with a subsequent edit [duplicate]

Sometimes I like editing questions by adding relevant tags, helping with formatting and overall question refining. I don't usually get the edit rejected, but this time is was by Community♦, stating "...
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Can users be banned from suggesting edits?

A user can be banned from asking a question and from answering. A user can also be banned from reviewing. So is there any rule for editing posts? Once they have at least 2k reputation a user can ...
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What to do if several answers to a question are edited, making them all very similar?

In one particular case I answered a question, which already had an accepted answer because I felt my answer more exactly addressed the OP's question. After a while, my answer was voted second highest. ...
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Is it OK to post, and how should we deal with, non-English (or partly non-English) answers intended for translation? [duplicate]

Questions in languages other than English, or which contain non-English text and translated text, have been discussed before on meta. But what about answers that are written in other languages? How ...
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This edit would have to be a suggested edit

I was reviewing a question which a new user had just posted on the site, by clicking on the Review link. After editing the title (typos) and the main question body, with spelling, layout and English ...
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Should abbreviations and acronyms be discouraged?

Sometimes, a question is not clear simply because it contains an abbreviation or acronym that a reader doesn't understand. I wonder if the instructions should encourage the definition of these things ...
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Should one edit answer to own question?

Is it good practice to edit answer to ones own question? Suppose some one gives a good answer to an OP's question and the OP edits that answer. Is it considered a good practice?
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Reputation points and badges not incremented

My reputation points and badges suddenly stopped increasing on Ask Ubuntu... I have done some reviews today and I was also supposed to be awarded a gold badge for editing 500 posts. This started ...
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Are the criteria for peer-reviewed edits and "2000 rep" edits the same?

I've used the site for a relatively small time. I just edited an answer, and it was rejected on grounds of being too trivial. I am just wondering if this triviality bar "moves" as the cost of an edit ...
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A new user is missing their edit, comment, etc. links on their question

I encountered yet another question where the poster had submitted their response to my comment as an answer. As usual, I directed them to add the answer as a comment on their question instead. However,...
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Does the title of this question capture OP's question well enough?

OK, so we have this HNQ, which gathered quite a lot of attention, snarky comments, and a small edit war between me and another user about the title of the question. I've edited the answer to match the ...
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I need to change my bio

I am kind of new to stack exchange and I was made aware of my profile. Someone on my Dev team played a little prank on me and wrote my bio and it is really embarrassing... It's basically making it ...
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Should there be a way to mark an edit as a "minor edit" so it doesn't bump the question?

I very frequently go back to my own old answers and re-edit them, but they are mostly only minor edits: Fix typos Improve formatting Change wording if it's misleading Make them more up to date Often ...
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Why my `edit` facilities blocked? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Edit link Missing I can't edit some of posts. The edit is blocked. What cause i can't edit the posts?
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Comment re-edit time-out is too short.. and Is there a limit on deleting my comments?

I'd like to know how long a comment I've written is "available" to be re-edited... Either I'm too slow, or its too fast... Also, what limits are there on deleting a comment? ...(which I couldn't re-...
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Offering a human translation for cryptic google-translated questions

If there is a question where the text was clearly google translated with a cryptic result, is it OK to ask the author to provide the text in the original language so that I can edit his/her question ...
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Line breaks in markdown

I have been seeing new users who copy/paste code or information into posts not add extra newlines(or even type without extra newlines) and make posts hard to read, wasting the time of a moderator or ...
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Adding a tag is a minor edit?

I edited (or rather, suggested an edit) on a question about Chuck montages on Planet Ubuntu, to add the tag 'planet-ubuntu'. It was rejected with the following reason: This edit is too minor; ...
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Should really good/detailed "me too" answers have their content merged into the question?

Usually "me too" answers don't contribute much to working on the problem, but sometimes they do, as when they present details that are subtly different than (or more detailed than) what is provided by ...
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Should I edit my Answer to this question?

Yesterday I answered this question. Today I noticed the question has been edited and now my answer only makes partial sense. Should I edit it accordingly? Secondly, if it was a decision by a ...
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How can I link to a specific revision?

Sometimes I want to refer readers to a specific revision of a question. Can I accomplish this with a single link?
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Design bug in Editing Review, Notifications don't disappear

Unfortunately, I've foolishly closed the tab before I thought to take a screen shot. I saw a link beneath a question, edit (1), and clicked on it. A notification popped up saying something like that ...
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why do I get more points by editing the same question twice?

I edited this question twice. The first time I fixed the code layout. I didn't see the spelling mistakes, so I had to edit it twice. Instead of getting only 2 points for the edit, I got 4. But it ...
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Retagging untagged questions "too minor"?

Since when is retagging an untagged question "too minor"? The community clearly thinks that retagging untagged questions is good (see links below), but still, half of my retags get rejected by being "...
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What to do with this specific answer variation in the question?

The following question has an accepted answer and open bounty that will be awarded to it as soon as the delay is over. Bind Alt+Tab to a Logitech mouse button on Kubuntu Now the OP decided to edit ...
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What does it mean when my question is "edited" and how can I investigate?

My last question was "edited", can somebody explain: What this means exactly. How do I see what "edits" were made. How do I contact the "editor" should I disagree with the "editing"
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What should be do with smaller edits?

I am going to pick on my own answer but I had 5-6 of these come up in the review queue in a row. What are we supposed to do with edits that don't really add anything. For example https://askubuntu....
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What justifies an edit?

How big of a change should be needed before an edit is justifiable? For example a small grammatical error bugs the crap out of me, but I am too hesitant to fix it, whereas sometimes a question is ...
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could this question be edited or we just ignore it

This question, no formating mistakes, no misspelling, it's just 2 huge text, I wanted to edit it and separate it into different paragraphs. Is this edit considered too minimal, or could we do it? ...
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How to edit to look like code?

How can I make it so this, The primary network interface auto eth1 iface eth1 inet dhcp looks the same as it appears on the monitor, like this: # The primary network interface auto eth1 iface ...
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Using the keyboard markers for other things

I was using the <kbd> tag for version numbers, like Ubuntu 20.04 and @muru edited my question to remove the markers, saying we don't need keyboard formatting for version numbers Actually I was ...
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Editing posts: number of edits vs reputation

I'm still below the reputation to edit posts without them needed to be peer reviewed. Suppose that I have 1000 approved edits. Then comes along a user with enough reputation to edit posts without ...
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How to format release versions?

When making other edits to a question that mentions a release/number (e.g, Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS), my natural instinct is to bold it as it is usually the first thing I look for in a question and I have ...
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Edit rejected as conflicted with a subsequent edit

As a beginner I usually answer questions very rarely as I think my knowledge not sufficient yet. So I read questions and answers as much as I can and edit questions to correct spelling and formatting ...
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edit count difference

There is a difference in approved edits and actual edits in my profile Editor Stats shows Mudit Kapil had 503 edit suggestions approved, and 67 edit suggestions rejected But Badge progress shows ...
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